£32,000-£42,000 dependant on Experience
Location: Office Base Whitchurch, Shropshire with the requirement to travel throughout the organisation
Closing Date: 24th December 2014
We have an exciting opportunity to join a team of professionals delivering specialist clinical services to young people in residential care. It is a progressive service with investment to expand the current provision. The successful candidate will join a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team and have the opportunity to contribute to service development in a company providing integrated residential, education and therapeutic care for young people.
• External supervision
• A car user allowance
• Excellent opportunities for continuing professional development
• Training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
As an Applied Psychologist you will be registered with the HCPC, be a Practitioner Doctorate (or equivalent accepted by the British Psychological Society) and qualified to work as an applied psychologist. You will have experience of working with children and young people, (ideally, looked after children) and have knowledge of applied psychology including developmental lifespan psychology, models of psychopathology, and two or more distinct psychological therapies.
Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity is preferred; the ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and possible physical aggression is essential.
The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, reliable and committed to improving the quality of life for young people. Their responsibilities will include:
• Providing specialist psychological assessment, formulation and therapeutic care planning for young people.
• Providing consultation on the psychological care of children and young people.
• Delivering therapeutic interventions to young people.
• Developing and delivering training to staff across the organisation.
• Utilising research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the service as required.
This work is to be undertaken autonomously within professional guidelines / supervision and within the overall framework of the service’s policies and procedures.
Our client provides the best life possible for the children and young people in their care. They achieve this by paying attention to their immediate needs, wishes and feelings, and by promoting positive aspiration for their futures. Our client is committed to working with those who are the most vulnerable and challenging in the looked after system and to providing stable homes and expert interventions to support healing. They strive to make the lives of their children as fulfilling as possible and to challenge institutional and stigmatising attitudes towards children in care.
All applicants must undergo a full enhanced CRB.
Interested? Click on the “apply now” button at the bottom of this email, alternatively contact Fran Stallard on 0121 362 2317 for an informal chat.